According to the Clicks Employment Confidence Index survey for the fourth quarter of 2016, the results spell a “positive outlook” within the Australian IT industry, with back-to-back record-breaking results for the second and third quarters of this year.
The recruitment firm says that whilst the latest results indicate a “plateauing of the upward trajectory of the Index this quarter”, employment confidence amongst IT professionals is still higher than the previous year.
Clicks says the quarter saw a continuation of “robust levels of confidence in the IT employment market that have been steadily strengthening over the last 18 months”.
“The high levels of confidence currently being felt by IT workers as demonstrated by the high proportion of people being willing to test the market, means that it is a good time to hire IT talent.” Clicks notes.
And, Ben Wood, Clicks managing director, says it’s important to note that the Index survey was conducted prior to the US election “which may have impacted sentiment”.
“As such we are aware that the continuing high levels of confidence may be dependent on how the global economic market bounces back following the election, one thing is for certain – the high levels of confidence currently being felt by IT workers, as demonstrated by the high proportion of people being willing to test the market, means that it is a good time to hire IT talent.”